LEG PRESS FEET PLACEMENT & ITS BENEFITS

Leg press is one of the most popular and incredibly effective ways to build and tone those legs of yours.

However as easy as it is to load up the machine with weights, little do you know that where you place your feet impacts which muscles get trained. Below are a few of the variations, and along side it the muscles it works out.

So if you have a specific area that you want to train, you now know exactly where to place your feet!

 

1. STANDARD

Feet placed in the middle, shoulder width apart is great for overall leg development- a stance that’s beneficial for beginners.

 

2. WIDE STANCE

Having your feet just beyond your shoulder width puts more emphasis on the adductors and inner quads.

leg press - wide stance

3. NARROW STANCE

Bringing you feet closer together in the middle of the slate, will work out both the abductors and outer quad.

 

leg press narrow

4. HIGH FOOT PLACEMENT

Placing your feet high – towards the top of the slate, but still shoulder’s width apart – will concentrate movement on the flutes and hamstrings.

leg press high

 

 

5. LOW FOOT PLACEMENT

Keeping your feet the same shoulder width apart, however centring and placing it towards the bottom of the slate will put more emphasis on the quads.

leg press low

Now that you know, go on and target those specific muscle groups, train mean and be your better self.

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